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Older Americans don't get -- or seek -- enough help from doctors & pharmacists on drug costs

20:00 EDT 29 Jun 2017 | AAAS

(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) The majority of Americans over age 50 take two or more prescription medicines to prevent or treat health problems, and many of them say the cost weighs on their budget, a new poll finds. But many older adults aren't getting -- or asking for -- as much help as they could from their doctors and pharmacists to find lower-cost options, the data reveal. This suggests an opportunity for clinicians and patients to talk more about drug costs.

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